The question of our worthiness is an invalid question – one that should never be entertained. But we do entertain it, and when we ask this question (Do I have what it takes? How do I measure up?) – the answer is shame. Shame is the answer to the question of man’s worthiness.
For a woman, shame originates from questioning her perfection –
for a man shame originates from questioning his strength (capability.)
Shame is the answer because when we compare ourselves to some external standard we can always find someone who’s better, stronger, prettier, smarter, richer, etc…